you already get quality, deep, restorative sleep every night, fantastic!
If you need some help, here are some tips for getting a great night's deep sleep:
-Set the intention to prioritize your health and longevity.
-Avoid screen technology 1-2 hours before bed, including TV, movies, i pad, cell phone. During sleep time, turn your cell phone off.
-Avoid alcohol or caffeine in the evening.
-Go to sleep at the same time every night and get up at the same time in the morning.
-Keep your sleeping environment cool, around 65-68 degrees; to sleep, body temperature needs to drop a bit.
-Use blackout curtains and dim lights so your body does not think it is supposed to be awake.
-A soothing, comfortable space that supports sleep is very important. Separate yourself from noises that keep you awake or interrupt your sleep during the night, such as snoring (even if it means sleeping in separate bedrooms and reconnecting with your spouse or significant other in the morning).
-If you suspect sleep apnea may be disrupting your sleep, get tested sooner than later.
-If you cannot sleep on a given night, get up instead of staying in bed. This avoids rising anxiety from frustration over trying to sleep even when you can't. You can do something gentle for yourself, such as read, meditate, take a warm shower or tub bath, drink an herbal tea.
If you find that you need additional support, CranioSacral Therapy can help your central nervous system to dial down high adrenaline fight or flight responses that can keep you wired and awake and instead dial up your rest, relax and restore responses, which can encourage deep, revitalizing sleep for your brain and body health.